Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Gregory Crewdson... Brief Encounters...

Gregory Crewdson is a photographer that many would say, is a genius.

His creativity and wonderful scenes can take your breath away, and at the same time drop you in a reality you have never belonged. He uses a massive crew for the world of Television and Cinema to create this "artificial" worlds. 

As this is only a trailer, I'm so excited!! This man is a wonder and to hear and see the process he takes in getting these images will be amazing!! I really hope this film gets to Australia. I would hate to have to find Ben Shapiro and drag him hear to perform it in interpretive dance!!

Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters Has opened in the USA at selected cinemas. Check the site for dates and times.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Lensbaby Muse Trial..

Well I went and purchased a Lensbaby Muse the other day, and have been fiffing and faffing about with it for  like 3 days now.


I have been using the f4 aperture disc, and think I might really need to get on the f5.6 just for a slight larger and sharper "sweet spot". I must admit though I am using the Plastic Optic so everything is a little more Dreamy and Soft, and feel the investment into the Double Glass will happen when I decide to use it for more Portrait work.


There are many many wonderful little toys and experiments that can be done with this remarkable lens. I am also waiting for the Creative Aperture kit to arrive in Australia for even more fun.

My Thoughts thus far..

I'm still a little undecided on this. I need to head out and shot a lot more with it, just to get the feel and range of what this lens can achieve. I plan on doing a few more Street and City shots before I pass judgement, as anything I say now just wouldn't be fair. I think for landscape and cityscape style shots, the plastic optic offers an AMAZING chance to be extremely creative and offer an almost tilt shift feel to images. 

I will walk down to a few of the Highway Overpass's around my house over the next few days and see what images I'm able to produce. I will post my results over at my Flickr page.

Monday, October 8, 2012

aboc Summer Sprint Series 2012/2013 Round 1

Well I had a MASSIVE weekend working.. Not only in the Bike Shop but out taking photos of the aboc Summer Sprint Series.

Great bunch of people and some lovely images were made by, well me I spose!!
aboc Summer Sprint Series 2012/2013 Round 1, a set on Flickr.

Please feel free to check em out and have your say!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lytro Light Field Camera

Ever wanted a camera you could take a photo, and re focus later on? Well get yourself a Lytro and explore all the possibility's of the weird functions and images you could create.

Never been so excited to see a camera like this EVER (well the Voightlander Bessa III would come close). This is something I really need to get my hands on and have a try of, it looks FANTASTIC and has a wonderful and whimsical feel. 

So if Michaels Camera and VideoDigital Camera Warehouse, or even Lytro want to lend me one for a week to give a review.... Happy to Help!!!

Click the links and check it out!!

Cannon 50mm f1.0 BOKEHLICIOUS

Ever wondered how cool a SUPER DOOPER fast lens would be, check out PetaPixel article on this ultra cool toy (if you have a spare 3k)..

Playing in the Night Lights.....

Been out and about just recently.. Been nice to be out and not sick and feeling like crap for the first time in ages.. I decided to have another crack at some night work.


This shot was done here at about 7:45pm last night. It's a 2min exposure at f22 using my Nikon D300s and Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8. Like all my shots there are things I like and don't like, but will leave that for you all to decipher. I am super critical of my own work, so if there is something you think is missing or "wrong" with this image please leave a note.

I also took another shot looking into the city lights. 


Again a lot of things here I like and don't like.. But feel free to leave me a note and let me know what you think. This is a composite of 3 images taken at 30sec, 1min and 2min brackets to try and see if I could lose a bit of the light noise from the city. Didn't really work I think but the composition looks not bad. I'm going to have to do a bit of reconnaissance and try and find a few more places to take these style of shots.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Busy times... And they just get busier...

I have been a pretty busy little Vegemite (the Aussies will get it) as of late, and been pretty sick as well. But no more excuses, time to get to brass tacks. 

I managed to pop into a friends Tattoo Parlor today and knocked out a couple of quick shots. Nothing really important as I was there more to talk about me getting more tattoos (you can never have enough), and they were pretty busy and I didn't really want to take up to much of their time. You can pop over to Flickr and see the couple I grabbed.

Some of the biggest news is that I managed to get a Bronze Award in the Better Photography Picture of the Year

Would have been nice to make the top 50, but maybe next year.

Well that's about it.. I have a couple of things in the pipe line and hope to get them popping up very soon.